Degrees and Requirements

Master of Science in Human Resources Management

Human Resources Management (MS), a program in the Business Group, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education.

La Roche College's human resources master's program is tailored to the needs of the HR professional and offers a solid managerial base to others who take on the challenge of managing a workforce. La Roche College offers one of the few comprehensive human resource management programs in Pennsylvania. Achieving your Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management will place you several rungs above the competition.

Effective managers get things done through people. They need to draw on storehouses of practical and theoretical knowledge. At La Roche, you'll develop coaching skills and learn business principles and management techniques that you can put to use immediately to enhance your career and your competitiveness. You will gain the career mobility you desire. And you will earn a valuable and respected credential - a master's degree in Human Resource Management.

The HRM Master's Curriculum

The program consists of 36 credits. Courses follow a well-sequenced plan founded on a common core of 21 credits. The common core, taken by all students, offers an interdisciplinary foundation that provides students with knowledge pertaining to the major issues in human resource management.

HR Concentrations

Beyond the 21 core credits students specialize in one of three concentrations:

  • Concentration A-HR Administration
  • Concentration B- Training and Development
  • Concentration C-Strategic Management and Leadership

The La Roche Graduate Program faculty are dedicated professors who enjoy leadership positions in their areas of expertise. Adjunct faculty are respected professionals in Pittsburgh's public and private sectors. Together, they provide a unique blend of theory and application.

Students should also successfully complete all prerequisite courses required for admission. Prerequisite coursework credits do not count toward the 36 credit graduate degree completion requirement.

Part-time students typically finish the HRM program in two and one-half years; however, every student is afforded six years in which to complete his/her study. Students may also finish in less than two years, depending on time available for graduate study.

On rare occasions transfer credits may be awarded for previous graduate coursework as well as credits earned in the Graduate Courses.

In addition to the Master's Program, we offer 4 certifications in particular areas of HR:

  • Self-Designed Certificate in HR
  • HR Generalist
  • Strategic HR Professional 
  • HR Consultant

Click on the link above to learn more about the HRM Certificate programs.

Following are the Concentration, Core and Elective requirements for the Masters of Science in Human Resources Management.

Summary of Requirements

*Core Course Requirements (21 credits):

  • HRMT5011
    CONCEPTS OF FIN ANAL & BUDGET

    HRMT5011
    CONCEPTS OF FIN ANAL & BUDGET

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will survey the basic principles, terminology and uses of budgeting and accounting techniques as they relate to the Human Resource function. The course will explore frameworks for understanding the interdependence between the Human Resource and Finance functions including assessing the general costs of HR and such specifics as turnover, absenteeism, EAP, technology, compensation and benefits planning, and HR budgeting.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only & ACCT2013 or FINC3032 or Exam PRAF

  • HRMT5012
    LEGAL ASPECTS OF HRM

    HRMT5012
    LEGAL ASPECTS OF HRM

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an introduction to the laws, regulations and court decisions covering the HRM function and the employment relationship, including labor-management, OSHA, FMLA, EEOC, ERISA, ADA, employment-at-will and other HRM-related laws. Compliance programs will also be reviewed.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT5013
    QUANT. RES. METHODS IN HRM

    HRMT5013
    QUANT. RES. METHODS IN HRM

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the principles of quantitative and qualitative research as it relates to the HR discipline. Various research methods and techniques are explored with the purpose of developing the student's ability to critically evaluate HR research studies and enable effective conduct of their own HR research. Specific examples include survey design, attitude research, communication, assessment and program evaluation. Prereqs: MATH1040 or transfer equivalent.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only & MATH1040 or Exam M140

  • HRMT5020
    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

    HRMT5020
    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to provide the student with the background and skills to augment the student's managerial effectiveness. The course emphasizes theories of micro- meso- and macro-organizational behavior as they relate to the workplace. Human Resource topics include motivation and individual behavior, interpersonal and group behavior, job satisfaction, work stress, leadership, organizational structures and culture.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT5025A
    INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR

    HRMT5025A
    INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This 2-term seminar provides the student with a capstone experience, designed to integrate the disciplinary knowledge gained in the program and prepare the student for effective HR practice. Students will learn how to develop and use HR strategy, how to initiate and manage HR consulting relationships, and how to use HR assessment and evaluation tools. As part of the seminar, students will design, implement and evaluate an HR consulting project in their area of concentration. Prereqs: HRMT5013 & 18 HRM graduate credits.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only & HRMT5013 & 18 HRM graduate credits & ADMG2025 or Exam PRHR

  • HRMT5025B
    INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR

    HRMT5025B
    INTEGRATIVE SEMINAR

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This 2-term seminar provides the student with a capstone experience, designed to integrate the disciplinary knowledge gained in the program and prepare the student for effective HR practice. Students will learn how to develop and use HR strategy, how to initiate and manage HR consulting relationships, and how to use HR assessment and evaluation tools. As part of the seminar, students will design, implement and evaluate an HR consulting project in their area of concentration. Prereq: HRMT5025A

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only & HRMT5025A

All 6000 Level Courses:

  • HRMT6001
    COMPUTER & WEB BASED TRAINING

    HRMT6001
    COMPUTER & WEB BASED TRAINING

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Computer and Web-based Training is an introductory course designed to provide students with a practical approach to the theory, principles, and application skills relevant to the design of computer and web-based training courseware. This course additionally focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of electronic educational communications and the variances in the audience characteristics that warrant its success. Students will be given preliminary resources and strategies that will help in the development of instructional plans and future professional courseware design.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6002
    WORKFORCE DIVERSITY: LOCAL & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

    HRMT6002
    WORKFORCE DIVERSITY: LOCAL & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course examines the strategic management of workforce diversity from both a local and a global perspective. The course begins with a study of historical and contemporary forms of prejudice and discrimination, in the U.S. and abroad, followed by an exploration of the local and global legislation related to equal opportunity in the workforce. Students will learn about different approaches to diversity management and how to handle diversity metrics. They will also study the issues that affect specific identity groups, defined by such factors as religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6006
    TOPICS IN HRM:

    HRMT6006
    TOPICS IN HRM:

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course offers students a comprehensive foundation in International Human Resource Management (IHRM). The course reviews the contextual and strategic elements of IHRM, including the internationalization of business and HRM, aligning corporate strategy and structure at the global level, the international legal context, and international culture. Students will also learn about specific HRM applications in the international context, such as global talent management and staffing, international training and development, global compensation management, and international performance management.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6011
    ADV. TOPICS IN LEGAL ASPECTS

    HRMT6011
    ADV. TOPICS IN LEGAL ASPECTS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the practical application of legal theory (excluding traditional labor law) to human resources management, from the development of job descriptions for use in recruiting through post-termination proceedings. Special emphasis is placed on equal employment and wage hour matters and other selected topics.

    PREREQUISITES:

  • HRMT6012
    TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

    HRMT6012
    TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course deals with the overall training and development process, including the design of training programs, identification of training needs, selection of training techniques, development of presentation skills and evaluation of program effectiveness. Techniques and theories of training and development of people in organizational settings are also explored.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6013
    COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT

    HRMT6013
    COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course examines the various direct financial, indirect financial and non-financial reward systems that are used to achieve the organizational goals of attracting, retaining, and motivating the employee. Both the employer and the employee perspectives are reviewed. Also covered are the various performance appraisal systems and their relationship to organizational reward systems.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6015
    EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

    HRMT6015
    EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course presents an overview of employee benefits, planning total benefits programs, issues in the design and selection of benefits programs, costing employee benefits, different type of benefits flexible programs communicating benefits programs and selecting and using benefits consultants.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6016
    EMPLOYEE HEALTH & SAFETY

    HRMT6016
    EMPLOYEE HEALTH & SAFETY

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course presents an overview of relevant and current information regarding health/mental health, safety, and security issues affecting the 21st-century workplace and the develop of services by the human resources team to respond to these issues. Through this course students will explore employee assistance programs and other related services. Topics will also include compliance with legislation and regulations related to the health and safety of the American worker.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6017
    RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT

    HRMT6017
    RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of the basic techniques for the recruitment, selection and placement of people. Topics include the preparation of job specification, the development of a recruiting strategy, methods and procedures of recruiting and selecting candidates, and the need for proper new employee orientation.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6018
    LEADERSHIP

    HRMT6018
    LEADERSHIP

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide the student with the opportunity to engage in contemporary discussions of leadership, theory and personal leadership effectiveness. Course topics include what leaders do, how leaders think, and how leadership is developed and learned.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6020
    INTERVENTION & ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

    HRMT6020
    INTERVENTION & ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course explores methods of organizational diagnosis, planned change and intervention, and various concepts and methods of planned organizational change. These concepts and methods will be applied to an organizational setting selected by the student.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6021
    LABOR RELATIONS & COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

    HRMT6021
    LABOR RELATIONS & COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of the organizational and economic aspects of management/employee relationships. The main topics include a historical review of the American labor movement, an overview of the social, instructional and organizational frameworks within which the collective bargaining process occurs, and techniques of labor/management dispute management. Theories and principles of collective bargaining will be covered, and a mock bargaining session will be held to provide a "hands on" approach to bargaining.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6034
    MANAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & CHANGE

    HRMT6034
    MANAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & CHANGE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will cover various types of information technology, the elements of project management, implementing and evaluating the technology, managing knowledge workers and managing the change process. Students will learn that managing information technology includes more than managing a "computer." As a result, classroom discussion and student learning will include processes and procedures necessary to improve productivity and efficiency within the organization.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6035
    SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM

    HRMT6035
    SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an overview of key areas in human resource management corresponding to the competencies and functional areas as defined by the Society for Human Resource Management and covered in the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams. This certification preparation program covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy as well as eight behavioral competencies; Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication. The course is offered in cooperation with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and uses SHRM student learning materials which prepare students to take the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification examinations. Students are required to use the most current version of the SHRM Learning System Materials. Required materials for this course are currently $625 (subject to change).

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6036
    PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

    HRMT6036
    PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Performance Management is the process through which managers ensure that employee's activities and outputs contribute to the organization's goals. The student will learn how to design and use performance management systems to help the organization meet business objectives, link employee behaviors to organizational goals, and create administrative systems that provide information for day-to-day decisions such as salary and benefits administration, the development of training programs, and decisions regarding retention and termination.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

Concentration A - HR Administration: HRMT6013 (or HRMT6015 Employee Benefits), Compensation and HRMT6017, Recruitment required, plus nine (9) credits of electives from the following

  • HRMT6000
    HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    HRMT6000
    HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    COURSE CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This is an accelerated, two-dimensional course. The first dimension examines the development of information technology within an organization. Emphasis is on the accessibility, availability and vulnerability of information. The second dimension concentrates on the hands on approach to the application of micro-computer-based tool in the development of database. The student will create tables, forms, queries and reports and maintain these components and then analyze the data through queries and charts.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6002
    WORKFORCE DIVERSITY: LOCAL & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

    HRMT6002
    WORKFORCE DIVERSITY: LOCAL & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course examines the strategic management of workforce diversity from both a local and a global perspective. The course begins with a study of historical and contemporary forms of prejudice and discrimination, in the U.S. and abroad, followed by an exploration of the local and global legislation related to equal opportunity in the workforce. Students will learn about different approaches to diversity management and how to handle diversity metrics. They will also study the issues that affect specific identity groups, defined by such factors as religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6011
    ADV. TOPICS IN LEGAL ASPECTS

    HRMT6011
    ADV. TOPICS IN LEGAL ASPECTS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the practical application of legal theory (excluding traditional labor law) to human resources management, from the development of job descriptions for use in recruiting through post-termination proceedings. Special emphasis is placed on equal employment and wage hour matters and other selected topics.

    PREREQUISITES:

  • HRMT6012
    TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

    HRMT6012
    TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course deals with the overall training and development process, including the design of training programs, identification of training needs, selection of training techniques, development of presentation skills and evaluation of program effectiveness. Techniques and theories of training and development of people in organizational settings are also explored.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6013
    COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT

    HRMT6013
    COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course examines the various direct financial, indirect financial and non-financial reward systems that are used to achieve the organizational goals of attracting, retaining, and motivating the employee. Both the employer and the employee perspectives are reviewed. Also covered are the various performance appraisal systems and their relationship to organizational reward systems.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6015
    EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

    HRMT6015
    EMPLOYEE BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course presents an overview of employee benefits, planning total benefits programs, issues in the design and selection of benefits programs, costing employee benefits, different type of benefits flexible programs communicating benefits programs and selecting and using benefits consultants.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6016
    EMPLOYEE HEALTH & SAFETY

    HRMT6016
    EMPLOYEE HEALTH & SAFETY

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course presents an overview of relevant and current information regarding health/mental health, safety, and security issues affecting the 21st-century workplace and the develop of services by the human resources team to respond to these issues. Through this course students will explore employee assistance programs and other related services. Topics will also include compliance with legislation and regulations related to the health and safety of the American worker.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6017
    RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT

    HRMT6017
    RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of the basic techniques for the recruitment, selection and placement of people. Topics include the preparation of job specification, the development of a recruiting strategy, methods and procedures of recruiting and selecting candidates, and the need for proper new employee orientation.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6018
    LEADERSHIP

    HRMT6018
    LEADERSHIP

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide the student with the opportunity to engage in contemporary discussions of leadership, theory and personal leadership effectiveness. Course topics include what leaders do, how leaders think, and how leadership is developed and learned.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6021
    LABOR RELATIONS & COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

    HRMT6021
    LABOR RELATIONS & COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of the organizational and economic aspects of management/employee relationships. The main topics include a historical review of the American labor movement, an overview of the social, instructional and organizational frameworks within which the collective bargaining process occurs, and techniques of labor/management dispute management. Theories and principles of collective bargaining will be covered, and a mock bargaining session will be held to provide a "hands on" approach to bargaining.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6035
    SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM

    HRMT6035
    SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an overview of key areas in human resource management corresponding to the competencies and functional areas as defined by the Society for Human Resource Management and covered in the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams. This certification preparation program covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy as well as eight behavioral competencies; Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication. The course is offered in cooperation with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and uses SHRM student learning materials which prepare students to take the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification examinations. Students are required to use the most current version of the SHRM Learning System Materials. Required materials for this course are currently $625 (subject to change).

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6036
    PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

    HRMT6036
    PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Performance Management is the process through which managers ensure that employee's activities and outputs contribute to the organization's goals. The student will learn how to design and use performance management systems to help the organization meet business objectives, link employee behaviors to organizational goals, and create administrative systems that provide information for day-to-day decisions such as salary and benefits administration, the development of training programs, and decisions regarding retention and termination.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

Concentration B - Training and Developement: HRMT6012-Training & HRMT6020-Planning & Implementing Change required, plus nine (9) credits from the following

  • HRMT6001
    COMPUTER & WEB BASED TRAINING

    HRMT6001
    COMPUTER & WEB BASED TRAINING

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Computer and Web-based Training is an introductory course designed to provide students with a practical approach to the theory, principles, and application skills relevant to the design of computer and web-based training courseware. This course additionally focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of electronic educational communications and the variances in the audience characteristics that warrant its success. Students will be given preliminary resources and strategies that will help in the development of instructional plans and future professional courseware design.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6002
    WORKFORCE DIVERSITY: LOCAL & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

    HRMT6002
    WORKFORCE DIVERSITY: LOCAL & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course examines the strategic management of workforce diversity from both a local and a global perspective. The course begins with a study of historical and contemporary forms of prejudice and discrimination, in the U.S. and abroad, followed by an exploration of the local and global legislation related to equal opportunity in the workforce. Students will learn about different approaches to diversity management and how to handle diversity metrics. They will also study the issues that affect specific identity groups, defined by such factors as religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6006
    TOPICS IN HRM:

    HRMT6006
    TOPICS IN HRM:

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course offers students a comprehensive foundation in International Human Resource Management (IHRM). The course reviews the contextual and strategic elements of IHRM, including the internationalization of business and HRM, aligning corporate strategy and structure at the global level, the international legal context, and international culture. Students will also learn about specific HRM applications in the international context, such as global talent management and staffing, international training and development, global compensation management, and international performance management.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6012
    TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

    HRMT6012
    TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course deals with the overall training and development process, including the design of training programs, identification of training needs, selection of training techniques, development of presentation skills and evaluation of program effectiveness. Techniques and theories of training and development of people in organizational settings are also explored.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6016
    EMPLOYEE HEALTH & SAFETY

    HRMT6016
    EMPLOYEE HEALTH & SAFETY

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course presents an overview of relevant and current information regarding health/mental health, safety, and security issues affecting the 21st-century workplace and the develop of services by the human resources team to respond to these issues. Through this course students will explore employee assistance programs and other related services. Topics will also include compliance with legislation and regulations related to the health and safety of the American worker.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6018
    LEADERSHIP

    HRMT6018
    LEADERSHIP

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide the student with the opportunity to engage in contemporary discussions of leadership, theory and personal leadership effectiveness. Course topics include what leaders do, how leaders think, and how leadership is developed and learned.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6020
    INTERVENTION & ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

    HRMT6020
    INTERVENTION & ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course explores methods of organizational diagnosis, planned change and intervention, and various concepts and methods of planned organizational change. These concepts and methods will be applied to an organizational setting selected by the student.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6034
    MANAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & CHANGE

    HRMT6034
    MANAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & CHANGE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will cover various types of information technology, the elements of project management, implementing and evaluating the technology, managing knowledge workers and managing the change process. Students will learn that managing information technology includes more than managing a "computer." As a result, classroom discussion and student learning will include processes and procedures necessary to improve productivity and efficiency within the organization.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6035
    SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM

    HRMT6035
    SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an overview of key areas in human resource management corresponding to the competencies and functional areas as defined by the Society for Human Resource Management and covered in the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams. This certification preparation program covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy as well as eight behavioral competencies; Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication. The course is offered in cooperation with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and uses SHRM student learning materials which prepare students to take the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification examinations. Students are required to use the most current version of the SHRM Learning System Materials. Required materials for this course are currently $625 (subject to change).

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6036
    PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

    HRMT6036
    PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Performance Management is the process through which managers ensure that employee's activities and outputs contribute to the organization's goals. The student will learn how to design and use performance management systems to help the organization meet business objectives, link employee behaviors to organizational goals, and create administrative systems that provide information for day-to-day decisions such as salary and benefits administration, the development of training programs, and decisions regarding retention and termination.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

Concentration C - Strategic Management & Leadership: HRMT6018-Leadership and HRMT6036-Performance Management required, plus nine (9) credits from the following

  • HRMT6000
    HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    HRMT6000
    HUMAN RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    COURSE CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This is an accelerated, two-dimensional course. The first dimension examines the development of information technology within an organization. Emphasis is on the accessibility, availability and vulnerability of information. The second dimension concentrates on the hands on approach to the application of micro-computer-based tool in the development of database. The student will create tables, forms, queries and reports and maintain these components and then analyze the data through queries and charts.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6002
    WORKFORCE DIVERSITY: LOCAL & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

    HRMT6002
    WORKFORCE DIVERSITY: LOCAL & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course examines the strategic management of workforce diversity from both a local and a global perspective. The course begins with a study of historical and contemporary forms of prejudice and discrimination, in the U.S. and abroad, followed by an exploration of the local and global legislation related to equal opportunity in the workforce. Students will learn about different approaches to diversity management and how to handle diversity metrics. They will also study the issues that affect specific identity groups, defined by such factors as religion, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, and race/ethnicity.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6006
    TOPICS IN HRM:

    HRMT6006
    TOPICS IN HRM:

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course offers students a comprehensive foundation in International Human Resource Management (IHRM). The course reviews the contextual and strategic elements of IHRM, including the internationalization of business and HRM, aligning corporate strategy and structure at the global level, the international legal context, and international culture. Students will also learn about specific HRM applications in the international context, such as global talent management and staffing, international training and development, global compensation management, and international performance management.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6011
    ADV. TOPICS IN LEGAL ASPECTS

    HRMT6011
    ADV. TOPICS IN LEGAL ASPECTS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the practical application of legal theory (excluding traditional labor law) to human resources management, from the development of job descriptions for use in recruiting through post-termination proceedings. Special emphasis is placed on equal employment and wage hour matters and other selected topics.

    PREREQUISITES:

  • HRMT6013
    COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT

    HRMT6013
    COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course examines the various direct financial, indirect financial and non-financial reward systems that are used to achieve the organizational goals of attracting, retaining, and motivating the employee. Both the employer and the employee perspectives are reviewed. Also covered are the various performance appraisal systems and their relationship to organizational reward systems.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6016
    EMPLOYEE HEALTH & SAFETY

    HRMT6016
    EMPLOYEE HEALTH & SAFETY

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course presents an overview of relevant and current information regarding health/mental health, safety, and security issues affecting the 21st-century workplace and the develop of services by the human resources team to respond to these issues. Through this course students will explore employee assistance programs and other related services. Topics will also include compliance with legislation and regulations related to the health and safety of the American worker.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6017
    RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT

    HRMT6017
    RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of the basic techniques for the recruitment, selection and placement of people. Topics include the preparation of job specification, the development of a recruiting strategy, methods and procedures of recruiting and selecting candidates, and the need for proper new employee orientation.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6018
    LEADERSHIP

    HRMT6018
    LEADERSHIP

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide the student with the opportunity to engage in contemporary discussions of leadership, theory and personal leadership effectiveness. Course topics include what leaders do, how leaders think, and how leadership is developed and learned.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6020
    INTERVENTION & ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

    HRMT6020
    INTERVENTION & ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course explores methods of organizational diagnosis, planned change and intervention, and various concepts and methods of planned organizational change. These concepts and methods will be applied to an organizational setting selected by the student.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6021
    LABOR RELATIONS & COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

    HRMT6021
    LABOR RELATIONS & COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of the organizational and economic aspects of management/employee relationships. The main topics include a historical review of the American labor movement, an overview of the social, instructional and organizational frameworks within which the collective bargaining process occurs, and techniques of labor/management dispute management. Theories and principles of collective bargaining will be covered, and a mock bargaining session will be held to provide a "hands on" approach to bargaining.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6035
    SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM

    HRMT6035
    SHRM LEARNING SYSTEM

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an overview of key areas in human resource management corresponding to the competencies and functional areas as defined by the Society for Human Resource Management and covered in the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams. This certification preparation program covers four knowledge domains: People, Organization, Workplace and Strategy as well as eight behavioral competencies; Leadership & Navigation, Ethical Practice, Business Acumen, Relationship Management, Consultation, Critical Evaluation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, and Communication. The course is offered in cooperation with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and uses SHRM student learning materials which prepare students to take the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification examinations. Students are required to use the most current version of the SHRM Learning System Materials. Required materials for this course are currently $625 (subject to change).

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only

  • HRMT6036
    PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

    HRMT6036
    PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Performance Management is the process through which managers ensure that employee's activities and outputs contribute to the organization's goals. The student will learn how to design and use performance management systems to help the organization meet business objectives, link employee behaviors to organizational goals, and create administrative systems that provide information for day-to-day decisions such as salary and benefits administration, the development of training programs, and decisions regarding retention and termination.

    PREREQUISITES:

    Graduate Students Only